Barrett-Jackson to Build on Charity Efforts with the Sale of Three Vehicles During Annual Las Vegas Auction
LAS VEGAS – Sept. 26, 2019 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, will continue its company-wide dedication of giving back to those in need with the sale of three outstanding charity vehicles during the 12th Annual Las Vegas Auction at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, October 3-5, 2019. To date, Barrett-Jackson has raised over $118 million for more than 160 local and national charities including United Way, Reach Out WorldWide and JDRF.
“We’ve experienced so many incredible moments of generosity this year through the sale of charity vehicles,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Since our Scottsdale Auction earlier this year, we’ve raised over $15 million, and much-needed awareness, for 19 charities that serve people from all walks of life. Our Las Vegas Auction will continue our philanthropic spirit with the sale of three vehicles, with 100 percent of the hammer price going straight to charity.”
Crossing the block on Thursday, October 3, is a one-off aviation-themed 2009 Ford Mustang (Lot #3000). Dubbed “AV8R,” this one-of-a-kind custom pony car was created by a team including Mustang Design Chief Doug Gaffka and Chief Nameplate Engineer Paul Randle. The AV8R is fueled by a 400-horsepower supercharged V8 engine mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The combination of paint, open-sky canopy and an aviation-inspired distressed “bomber jacket” leather interior invokes the spirit of aircraft. The Mustang AV8R is autographed by aviation legends and celebrities, including Harrison Ford, Edsel B. Ford II, Jack Roush, Carroll Shelby and others. One hundred percent of the sale of this vehicle will benefit Reach Out WorldWide (ROWW).
A 2018 Ford Fusion NASCAR Cup Series Race Car (Lot #3001) will cross the block for charity on Friday, October 4. This No. 2 Miller Genuine Draft Ford Fusion, donated by the legendary motorsport organization Team Penske, won the 2018 Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway and was driven by champion driver Brad Keselowski. Entirely fabricated in-house at Team Penske and certified by NASCAR, this race car generates 775 horsepower from the cast-iron 358ci V8 engine. The entire hammer price will benefit United Way for Southeastern Michigan.
“The energy felt in the arena and on the block during a charity sale is simply immeasurable,” said Barrett-Jackson President Steve Davis. “We’re fortunate enough to partner with some of the biggest names in the automotive industry to raise money for charitable organizations that are making a real difference in people’s lives. This year’s Las Vegas Auction will be a spectacular bookend for Barrett-Jackson’s 2019 charity sales.”
Crossing the block on Saturday, October 5, is a 2005 Ford GT (Lot #3002). Used as a Ford Performance development and promotional car for the launch of the second-generation Ford GT, Lot #3002 has a truly special history. Donated by Ford Motor Company, this GT is finished in white with blue stripes was built specifically for media drives, show appearances and product development. Powered by its original 5.4-liter V8 engine mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, this GT was also used by Ford Racing to develop components that helped privateers competitively race the Ford GT, including a 700+ horsepower supercharger upgrade that is still on the vehicle. Piloted by many famous drivers, including Trans Am star Tommy Kendall and Andy Slankard, 100 percent of the hammer price will be donated to benefit the JDRF.
The complete Las Vegas Auction docket is now available to view online. Click here to consign a vehicle or visit Barrett-Jackson.com/Bid for information on becoming a bidder. Advance tickets and VIP Packages are available at Barrett-Jackson.com.
About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, is the leader in collector car and automotive lifestyle events, which include authentic automobilia auctions and the sale of high-profile estates and private collections. The company produces auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut; and Las Vegas, Nevada. With broadcast partners MotorTrend (formerly Velocity) and Discovery Channel, Barrett-Jackson features extensive live television coverage, including broadcasts in over 150 countries internationally. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit Barrett-Jackson.com or call 480-421-6694.
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